I made it back to Philly just in time for the Reel Rock screening of Valley Uprising. It’s a documentary detailing the history of climbing culture at Yosemite, from the 1950s all the way up to the present day. There are some definite characters involved, so in addition to all of the awe-inspiring climbing footage, you get some hilarious stories.
The event itself was a lot of fun, with freebies, raffles, and contests for pull-ups, rope coiling speed, and sleeping bag stuffing speed. Some local vendors and guides had tables going and provided even more prizes. I learned about a very cool climbing charity event called Climb4Life, and I got to chat with some people from the American Alpine Club, which I very recently joined ($10,000 of rescue benefits any time you’re past a trailhead for only $80/year!).
Anyway, check out the trailer below and get more information about the film here.
Then, go see it.